Saints release England star Corbisiero

Saints have announced that England prop Alex Corbisiero has left the club with immediate effect.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 12th January 2016, 5:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2016, 5:28 pm
Alex Corbisiero has left Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
Alex Corbisiero has left Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Last month, Corbisiero, who is currently recovering from knee surgery, revealed that he would be taking a year away from rugby when his Northampton contract ended in the summer.

But the Saints management have taken the decision to release the 27-year-old from his deal early.

Corbisiero was only able to make 30 appearances for the club after joining from London Irish in the summer of 2013.

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But he did help Saints win the Aviva Premiership and Amlin Challenge Cup in 2014, playing a part in both finals.

And Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder said: “Alex has made a big contribution to the Saints, on and off the pitch, and we’ve all been frustrated that he has not been able to make a consistent run of appearances in the first team.

“We wish him success in whatever he decides to do in the future.”